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Delcianna Winders

Assistant Clinical Professor & Director, Animal Law Litigation Clinic

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Delcianna (Delci) Winders is a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she directs the Animal Law Litigation Clinic (ALLC)—the nation’s only clinic focused exclusively on animal law litigation.

Professor Winders’ animal law and administrative law scholarship has appeared in the Denver Law ReviewFlorida State Law ReviewOhio State Law JournalNYU Law Review, and Animal Law Review. She has also published extensively in the popular press, including The HillNational GeographicNewsweekNew York Daily NewsSalon, and U.S.A. Today.

Prior to joining the Lewis & Clark faculty, Winders was vice president and deputy general counsel for the PETA Foundation, the first academic fellow of the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program, and a visiting scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

Winders received her BA in Legal Studies with highest honors from the University California at Santa Cruz, and her JD from NYU School of Law.

Following law school, Winders clerked for the Hon. Martha Craig Daughtrey on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced animal law in a variety of settings. She has also taught animal law at Tulane University School of Law and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. 

Winders has been interviewed by numerous major news outlets, gives frequent presentations, and was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine as one of “Six Women Who Dare.”

Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions

Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions

Academic Credentials

  • JD, 2006, New York University School of Law
  • BA, 2001, University of California, Santa Cruz

Bibliography

Scholarship

Captive Wildlife Under the Endangered Species Act, in Endangered Species Act (Donald C. Baur & Ya-Wei Li eds., 3d ed. forthcoming 2019) (with Jared Goodman and Heather Rally).

The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty, 24 Animal L. 155 (2019).

Animal Welfare Act Enforcement, 24 Animal L. 249 (2019).

Animal Welfare Act Interaction with Other Laws, 24 Animal L. 185 (2019).

Administrative License Renewal and Due Process—A Case Study, 45 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 539 (2018).

Administrative Law Enforcement, Warnings, and Transparency
, 79 Ohio St. L. J. 451 (2018).

Fulfilling the Promise of EFOIA’s Proactive Disclosure Mandate
, 95 Denver L. Rev. 909 (2018). 

Captive Wildlife at a Crossroads—Sanctuaries, Accreditation, and Humane-Washing, 6 Animal Stud. J. 161 (2017).

Confronting Barriers to the Courtroom for Animal Advocates, 13 Animal L. Rev. 1 (2006).

Note, Combining Reflexive Law and False Advertising Law to Standardize “Cruelty-Free” Labeling of Cosmetics, 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 454 (2006).

Selected Other Writings

It’s Official—The Feds Are Protecting Animal Exploiters, Daily Caller (Apr. 26, 2019).

Costly USDA Proposal Would Spend More Tax Dollars and Help Animal Abusers, Daily Caller (Mar. 29, 2019).

Why Is It So Hard for President Trump to Flatly Forbid Trophy Hunting Imports?, N.Y. Daily News (Mar. 9, 2018).


Self-Policing Animal Research: Another Bad Idea from USDA, Law360 (May 25, 2018).

Year After Blackout, Public Still in the Dark about Animal Welfare Enforcement
, The Hill (Feb. 9, 2018).

Animal Welfare Act Could Protect Animals and Taxpayers — If It’s Enforced, U.S.A. Today (Dec. 26, 2017).


The Fish and Wildlife Service Must Atone for Tiger’s Death, Nat’l Geographic (Sept. 11, 2017).


Why Is the State of Wisconsin Propping Up a Cruel and Dying Industry?, AlterNet (Aug. 29, 2017).


USDA Blackout: Scrutinizing the Deletion of Thousands of Animal Welfare Act-Related Records, Am. Bar Ass’n Animal L. Comm. Newsletter (Summer 2017).

Wild Animal Acts Are Becoming a Thing of the Past, but Some Circuses Insist on Continuing Their Cruel Ways, AlterNet (June 26, 2017).


Ringling’s Big Cats Need New Homes—and They Could Be Headed for a Circus Overseas, Salon (June 11, 2017).

Ringling Is Dead, but Other Abusive Circuses Live, N.Y. Daily News (May 25, 2017).

Freedom of Information in Peril: What Transparency Looks Like in Trump’s Government, Salon (May 14, 2017).

Why I Sued the USDA, The Hill (Feb. 16, 2017).

Saturday, 12 September 2020 15:16

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

September 12, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Kayla Cavanaugh

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media Consultant - Bob Page

Special Guests - Dan Paul, Washington senior state director of the Humane Society of the United States will join Jon & Talkin' Pets to discuss Wildlife Killing Contests

Country/Pop group Southern Halo will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 9/12/20 at 620pm ET to discuss their latest single and new pets also goving away autographed badanas and coozies

 

The Humane Society of the United States went undercover earlier this year in New York and Maryland and last year in Oregon to document what goes on at these gruesome events that take place all around the country. The HSUS just released these statements about the Washington ban: 

 

Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States said:

 

“We have made it our mission to end all wildlife killing contests—gruesome events that make a game out of recklessly and indiscriminately killing animals for cash, prizes and bragging rights. These competitions that feature piles of animal carcasses are not only cruel and unsporting, but they are also at odds with science. Wild carnivores like coyotes and foxes regulate their own numbers, and the mass killing of these animals does not prevent conflicts with livestock, people or pets.”  More from Kitty Block on her blog just released. 

 

Dan Paul, Washington senior state director of the Humane Society of the United States said:

 

“Today, Washington became the seventh state in the country to ban wildlife killing contests, sending a message to the nation that the senseless killing of animals for cash and prizes does not belong in a civilized society. We applaud the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission for passing this rule, which recognizes that the vast majority of the state’s citizens will not tolerate this reprehensible practice. We urge other states to follow.”

Southern Halo

The Mississippi Delta, recognized by many as the birthplace of Rock and Roll and the Blues, is heavily rooted in the upbringing of the Morris sisters. Influenced by the sounds of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles, Southern Halo was formed originally as a country/pop teenage trio. Now based out of Nashville and performing as a duo, sisters Nata and Tinka are bringing a fresh level of confidence and depth to the studio and stage. Live shows with Nata (principal songwriter, guitarist, lead vocalist) and Tinka (drums) consist of vibrant harmonies, instrumental versatility, and southern rock grittiness. Like champagne and whiskey, one brings the bubbly and the other brings the fire. Previously as a trio, the Morris girls became the youngest artists to compete in the Texaco Country Showdown in 2014, held at the Ryman. Their debut EP followed, produced by Alabama’s Jeff Cook. Nashville songwriters Gerald O’ Brien and Catt Gravitt produced the next two projects in 2015 and 2018 with the latter release, Just Like In the Movies, generating two MusicRow Country Breakout Top #25 hits. During that time, the sisters opened for a host of top-tier acts, including Old Dominion, Brantley Gilbert, Maren Morris, Dionne Warwick and B.B. King. They have also thrilled audiences in the UK, at CMA Music Fest, Bluebird Café, and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Nata and Tinka call Nashville their home now. 

Website: www.southernhalo.net

Current single " Don't Let Another Day Go By"
(release date April 24,2020)

Saturday, 05 September 2020 15:12

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

September 5, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine Johnson - Jasmine the Dog Trainer

Producer - Matt Matera

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media / Consultant - Bob Page

Special Guest - Which Cat?  Compiled and edited by Robert Duffy An Essential guide to Britain's 20 most popular breeds - Hour 1 at 5pm ET

Which Cat? An essential guide to Britain’s 20 most popular breeds

 

Which Cat? is a ‘must have’ book for all Cat Owners and Potential Cat Owners. There are around 9 million cats in the U.K. and many are chosen because they look cute and cuddly as a kitten. Which
Cat? helps would be cat owners avoid the pitfalls and problems that can so easily occur as the kitten grows into a cat

 

ISBN: 978-1-91329-619-3
Series editor: Robert Duffy
Size: A4 – 210mm x 297mm portrait
Binding: Softback
Colour: Full colour, illustrated
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Readership: Cat owners/potential cat owners
RRP: £14.99
Pages: 96

Most cats share a number of common characteristics:
Four legs; two ears and they go meow. There are, however, certain
traits in a breed that need to be considered:
Will your cat be ‘family friendly’? Some cats enjoy the company a
family can give – some prefer to remain alone and aloof.
Will your kitten be prone to illness? Some cats are very ‘low
maintenance’ – others cry out for constant care.

Some cats love to wander about outdoors – some rarely leave the house.
With an endless list of questions Which Cat? helps to guide and
answer many of them.

Which Cat? is illustrated throughout with full colour photographs and
is not just an essential reference guide, it is a book that all the family
can enjoy.

Saturday, 29 August 2020 16:06

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

August 29, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Kayla Cavanaugh

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media / Consultant - Bob Page

Special Guests - Kathy Guillermo, SVP of PETA's Horse Racing Department will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 8/29/20 at 535pm ET to discuss the upcoming Kentucky Derby and it's affects on the lives of race horses.  Charles Cutter, author of Bear Bones: Murder at Sleeping Bear Dunes will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 8/29/20 at 621pm ET to discuss and give away his novel

 

Murder at ‘the most beautiful place in America’

Bear Bones, third in series, is set at Sleeping Bear

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2020

TRAVERSE CITY — Burr Lafayette is back with Bear Bones: Murder at Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Charles Cutter, a "master of the courtroom drama,” sets the third book in his mystery series in a tumultuous time at the 50-year-old national park — its birth.

Kirkus Reviews calls Bear Bones “a taut, alluring mystery (with) captivating characters.”

Helen Lockwood’s boat was found drifting off Sleeping Bear Dunes with no one aboard. A year later, her body was found in a shallow grave on South Manitou Island. She had been in court, fighting with the National Park Service, which was trying to take her family’s four-hundred-acre cherry orchard for the new national park.

Burr Lafayette, recently divorced and the deposed head of a major Detroit law firm, had kept the Park Service at bay for seven years. But now Helen’s husband, Tommy, is arrested for her murder. It seems he had been trying to sell the orchards to the Park Service ever since Helen went missing. All of the evidence points to Tommy, but there’s no shortage of suspects.

A man at loose ends, Burr is a brilliant litigator who prefers sailboats and dogs over courtrooms and clients. He’s not a criminal lawyer, but he’s convinced there is a clue somewhere in the dunes that will unlock the truth.

This is the third book in the Burr Lafayette mystery series. The Pink Pony and The Gray Drake are the prior two.

Advance praise for Bear Bones:

“Cutter is becoming the next Erle Stanley Gardner, master of courtroom drama. Cutter has found a home with his Burr Lafayette series, and he has a knack of keeping the reader guessing the outcome with complex plotting, deceitful witnesses and romance set against the beautiful backdrop of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. This is Burr Lafayette in his best Perry Mason imitation.” — Bill Castanier, Lansing City Pulse


“Cutter takes flawed but brilliant attorney Burr Lafayette through twists and turns in this legal thriller set against the backdrop of the fabled Sleeping Bear Dunes. The courtroom showdowns — and Burr’s wry, unspoken insights — are as enthralling as the unexpected ending.” — Ben Beversluis, Grand Rapids Press, Retired

Bear Bones and Burr Lafayette remind us of what we have and why we love where we are. Part mystery, part ode to the last best places, Cutter’s prose captures the best of what is always slipping away. A page turner of a mystery.” — Glen Young, Bear River Literary

The 260-page book is available in softcover for $16.95 at bookstores and online.

In The Pink Pony, the world-class Port Huron-Mackinac sailboat race has just finished at Mackinac Island. As soon as the boats dock, the sailors head for the legendary Pink Pony. But the night takes a grisly turn, and Jimmy Lyons is

found dead the next morning in the bar, strangled by a string of Christmas tree lights.

The Pink Pony is Charles Cutter’s debut novel.

The Pink Pony:

Murder on Mackinac Island ISBN: 978-1933926675 (softcover)

In The Gray Drake, Quinn Shepherd was the best guide on the Au Sable River, until he’s found at the bottom of the river with his boat’s anchor chain wrapped around his ankle. Lizzie, his wife, is devastated and is left alone to raise Josh, their six-year-old.

Quinn’s drowning was ruled accidental, but a year later new evidence is found, and Lizzie is arrested for his murder.

The Gray Drake:

Murder on the Au Sable

ISBN: 978-11950659142 (softcover)

 

KENTUCKY DERBY TO RUN IN SEPTEMBER WITH NEW SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR FANS

WHAT ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE HORSES?

 

 

KATHY GUILLERMO, SVP of PETA’s horse racing department

BACKGROUND: The 146th Kentucky Derby will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY on September 5, 2020, the first time it will not be held on the first Saturday in May since 1945. To protect against COVID-19 a series of guest safety protocols have been put in place, but much more needs to be done to protect horses at the track.

The dangers of horse racing have been in the spotlight since last year, when 37 horses died at Santa Anita Park, leading to a PETA-requested investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney and groundbreaking new regulations to protect horses. But every week, at least 24 horses experience fatal injuries at racetracks across the country. While PETA doesn’t support horse racing, the group is advocating life-saving changes.

PETA is calling on Churchill Downs and all racetracks to enact these changes to make progress for thoroughbreds. These changes include:

  • All medications should be banned for two weeks before a race;
  • Injured or sore horses should be allowed sufficient time to recuperate;
  • Cutting-edge CT scan equipment should be installed;
  • All dirt tracks should be replaced with high-quality synthetic Tapeta;
  • Trainers who have multiple medication infractions should be banned;
  • Tracks should be more transparent, should not sell horses to foreign racing entities, and they should take care of horses when their racing days are over.

 

For more information, please visitwww.PETA.org

 

More about Kathy Guillermo: Kathy Guillermo is senior vice president of PETA's Horse Racing department. The responsibilities of this 31-year PETA veteran include leading the organization's work to expose and end the exploitation of horses by the racing industry. She has overseen the release of multiple horse racing investigations that have exposed the deaths of young horses at Thoroughbred auctions; the slaughter of U.S. horses in Canada, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea; and the misuse of medication by horse trainers, which led to the introduction of federal legislation. Her work also resulted in the formation of horse racing's first-ever industry-supported retirement program for horses. Guillermo is the author of the 1993 book Monkey Business: The Disturbing Case That Launched the Animal Rights Movement.

Coming to Theaters September 9th, 2020
Available on Prime Video September 18th, 2020

AMAZON STUDIOS ANNOUNCES 50 STATE INITIATIVE #ALLINFORVOTING TO GET OUT THE VOTE WITH INFLUENTIAL AMBASSADORS EACH ADOPTING A STATE TO EDUCATE VOTERS

Amazon Studios announces a new digital initiative aimed at educating and engaging American voters by focusing on regionally-targeted activity. Inspired by the Amazon Original movie "All In: The Fight for Democracy", a riveting examination of our nation’s history of voting and voter suppression, the initiative will assemble a team of 50 influential actors, artists, musicians, athletes, and newsmakers to use their platform to educate voters and mobilize participation in the upcoming national and regional elections. 

To date, the following #AllInForVoting State Ambassadors have signed on, with more soon to be confirmed:

Elizabeth Banks (Massachusetts)
Connie Britton (Tennessee)
Don Cheadle (Missouri)
Katie Couric (Virginia)
Viola Davis (Rhode Island)
Patrick Dempsey (Maine)
Melissa Etheridge (Kansas)
Kaitlyn Farrington (Idaho)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Montana)
Taraji P. Henson (Washington, D.C.)
Ashley Judd (Kentucky)
Zach LaVine (Washington) 
Seth MacFarlane (Connecticut)
Janelle Monáe (South Carolina)
Offset (Georgia)
Patton Oswalt (Iowa)
Aubrey Plaza (Delaware)
Billy Porter (Pennsylvania)
Travis Rice (Wyoming)
Lisa Rinna (Oregon)
AnnaSophia Robb (Illinois)
Rajon Rondo (Florida)
Sheryl Underwood (Arkansas)
Gabrielle Union (Nebraska) 
Lindsey Vonn (Minnesota)
Bradley Whitford (Wisconsin)
Bowen Yang (Colorado)

Each participant will serve as an #AllInForVoting State Ambassador, focusing on an assigned state, and will amplify key messages and information such as registration deadlines, how and when to vote, vote early and vote by mail updates, and concerns of voter suppression tactics in the state.

Seeking to highlight the importance of accurate, local information and overcome factual misrepresentations, the digital activations will range from online conversations and short-form content to social media posts, sharing vital knowledge about how audiences in each state can vote.

In the wake of an unprecedented public health crisis, the initiative’s goal is to provide resources to ensure that all Americans are equipped with the information they need about how to make their voices heard at the ballot box this November without compromising their safety. 

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In coordination with the film, the filmmakers with support from foundations, private funders, and Amazon Studios are launching #ALLINFORVOTING a non-partisan social impact campaign aimed at educating and registering first-time voters, mobilizing communities to turn out to vote, and training citizens to know their rights and report voter suppression.

In addition to Fair Fight, key partners include: Advancement Project, Alliance for Youth Action, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, All Voting Is Local, Black Voters Matter, Campus Voter Project, Community Change, Election Protection, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, HeadCount, Indivisible, Jewish Women International, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, LUCHA, Movement Voter Project, National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), People for the American Way, Rock the Vote, Southern Poverty Law Center, Voto Latino Foundation, and When We All Vote.

For details on #ALLINFORVOTING, please visit allinforvoting.com.

Directed by Liz Garbus & Lisa Cortés

Produced by Liz Garbus, Lisa Cortés, Dan Cogan and Stacey Abrams
Featuring Stacey Abrams 

In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States. The film interweaves personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the very beginning. With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the documentary offers an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know are threats to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.

102 Minutes | Rated PG-13

Watch the Official Trailer:
https://youtu.be/t6jVGswLPd8

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